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by Nathaniel Hawthorne;
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Dramatisation of the short story. A dull middle-aged man whose life has been monotonously ordinary for years, devises a plot to leave home temporarily and observe the effect on his wife from a flat opposite. But he stays away much longer than expected, and it becomes more and more difficult to return.
Topic: BBC Radio Drama
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by David Nott
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As a child, David Nott - the son of a doctor and a nurse - was taken to see the film "The Killing Fields". He says that he was from that moment onwards determined to become a trauma surgeon, working in war zones. For the past 25 years, when not doing his day job in London as a consultant vascular surgeon, he has volunteered to work as a surgeon for the Red Cross and other charities in places such as Zaire, Afghanistan and Syria. 5 part reading of his new book, read by the author.
Topics: BBC Radio Reading, Book of the Week, Autobiography
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by J B Priestley
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Dramatisation of J B Priestley's classic comedy, which has probably never been off the professional or amateur stages since it was written over 70 years ago. For those not familiar with the plot, a group of three couples, old friends and all married on the same day in the same chapel, gathers at the Helliwells’ home to celebrate their silver anniversary. When they discover that they are not legally married, each couple initially reacts with proper Victorian horror – what will the...
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Topics: BBC Radio Drama, Comedy Drama, Saturday Night Theatre
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by Dick Francis
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Sid Halley, crippled ex-jockey turned investigator, faces a daunting treble - guard the Guineas favourite, investigate a dubious racing syndicate and find the man who has swindled his ex-wife.
Topics: BBC Radio Drama, Crime Drama
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by MIchael Davies
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What links the dumping of toxic waste, a run down ship, the vicious assault of a young nurse, a missing microfilm and two dead seamen? And why are people so anxious to find the nurse's handbag? A young scientist must find the answer, if he is not to be charged with attempted murder.
Topics: BBC Radio Drama, Thriller, Saturday Night Theatre
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by John Galsworthy
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The final part of this series, based upon the post 1930 novels.
Topic: BBC Radio Drama
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by Alexander Pushkin
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Alexander Pushkin 's short story, dramatised by Michelene Wandor. It is every gambler's dream:  the  secret  of  three cards that always win. Lise is gambling for a lover, and Hermann wants  the  money - but how to get  the  secret from  the  Countess?
Topic: BBC Radio Drama
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by Laurence Howarth
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Radio sit com set in the unlikely surroundings of a hospital pathology laboratory.
Topic: BBC Radio Comedy
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by Anita Sullivan
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Three elderly tailors, a trouser-maker, a coat-maker and a waistcoat-maker, have been commissioned to make a bespoke suit for an up and coming politician. They have worked together for decades but have only met very rarely, although increasingly, these days, at their colleagues' funerals. The suit has been designed by Mrs White, a mysterious woman whom they've never met. Mrs White has imposed very strict rules about secrecy, and all off-cuts have to be returned to her. The suiting fabric...
Topics: BBC Radio Drama, Afternoon Play
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by John Mortimer
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Once more, a Cumberbatch / West piece. We rejoin Rumpole and Hilda in the late 1950s, when they have been married for a year or two. Rumpole mingles with a branch of Yorkshire aristocracy remotely connected to Hilda's family when he represents a Lord in the Coroner's Court. Hilda's first cousin (once removed), Rosemary, lives with her husband, Richard, the 17th Baron Sackbut, in Sackbut Castle and Hilda and Rumpole are invited to Yorkshire when a body is found in the grounds of the...
Topic: BBC Radio Drama
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by John Mortimer
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It's 1959, and Rumpole is faced with defending a clergyman accused of shoplifting who although he clearly did not commit the crime, is curiously reluctant to be cross examined under oath, where he would have to tell the truth, but save himself from being defrocked. Meanwhile Rumpole's fellow barrister and friend Frobisher, a confirmed bachelor, announces his engagement to a very merry widow, whom Rumpole seems to remember he has met somewhere before... And finally, Hilda, she who must be...
Topic: BBC Radio Drama
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by John Mortimer
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Another outing for Timothy West and Benedict Cumberbatch. Rumpole defends a doctor accused of murdering his wife - and the pathologist in the case is an old flame of the accused GP. Surely, no conflict of professional interest here - is there?
Topic: BBC Radio Drama
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by John Mortimer
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Benedict Cumberbatch takes another great job of the "young" Rumpole. After a legal ball in the Savoy Hotel, Rumpole and Hilda argue about Rumpole's drunken behaviour in front of Mr Justice Gwent-Evans. Rumpole can take no more of his wife and jumps out of their taxi. He intends to spend the night in chambers but finds Erskine-Brown in Equity Court, with Phillida Trant, "working late". Rumpole asks Phillida to help him with the defence of Hugo Lutterworth, who's accused of...
Topics: BBC Radio Drama, Afternoon Play
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by Anthony Hope
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A dramatisation of the lesser known sequel to "The Prisoner of Zenda". Three years has passed since Rudolph Rasendyll rescued King Rudolph from the castle at Zenda and killed Black Michael. The Princess Flavia has married the king as she knew she must, but loves Rasendyll, not the king.  In an attempt to move on, she writes a letter of farewell to Rasendyll, but the letter is intercepted by Black Michael's henchman, Rupert of Henzau, who sees it as an opportunity to blackmail Queen...
Topics: BBC Radio Drama, Saturday Night Theatre, Adventure, Victorian Fiction
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by Jenny Stephens
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A branch of British Intelligence need to plant a spy in the midst of a group they are tracking.  In a somewhat bizarre twist to the secret agent genre, one of their agents agrees to be killed so that his ghost can spy on the group and report back. But the agents find they cannot contact their dead colleague, so turn to a somewhat nerdy medium. Silly, but fun.
Topic: BBC Radio Drama
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by Vivienne Allen
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While a brutal serial killer stalks the bleak parklands of Norwich, teacher Martin Prior is dealing with his own, more personal nightmares.
Topics: BBC Radio Drama, Afternoon Play
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by Eric Saward
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The methods of police investigation in a murder case are believed to be well-known. Routine enquiry, occasional inspiration. leading to conviction or frustration. But what is the effect of modern police work on those only casually or coincidentally involved in the case? What is the impact, in particular, on the relatives of the suspect; the man believed, but not yet known, to have committed the crime?
Topics: BBC Radio Drama, Saturday Night Theatre, Crime Drama
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by Len Deighton
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An unknown agent is ensnared in a sinister plot to brainwash scientists and trade them
Topics: BBC Radio Drama, Saturday Play, Thriller
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by H G Wells
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Originally 5, separate episodes, this has at some point been joined into a single file. The Island of Doctor Moreau is the account of Edward Prendick, an Englishman with a scientific education who survives a shipwreck in the southern Pacific Ocean. A passing ship takes him aboard, and a man named Montgomery revives him. Prendick also meets a grotesque bestial native named M'ling, who appears to be Montgomery's manservant.  The ship is transporting a number of animals which belong to...
Topics: BBC Radio Reading, Radio Sci Fi
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by John Buchan
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Three part dramatisation of the final Richard Hannay novel. Many years earlier, Hannay had sworn to defend the interests of Marius Haraldsen, a wealthy Danish gold-prospector and expert in Norse lore, against a group of unscrupulous former business associates and assorted desperados. Hannay, Pienaar and fellow Englishman Lombard join Haraldsen at his camp on a Rhodesian plateau, and in a scene worthy of Rider Haggard, they beat off an attack on their hill-top redoubt with timely help from local...
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Topics: BBC Radio Drama, Adventure
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by Chris Thompson
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When Mike Swift's marriage breaks up, he begins an internet search for his teenage sweetheart, Rachel Swallow. Despite the disbelief and advice of friend and colleague Susan Clay, he sets off to the Derbyshire hills of his youth in an attempt to rediscover the thrill of those long lost days. It's not long before Mike is enmeshed in a saga of mystery, revenge and even possible murder.
Topics: BBC Radio Drama, Thriller, Saturday Play
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by Eric Pringle
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Ray wakes to learn he is trapped in his car in a snowdrift.
Topics: BBC Radio Drama, 30 Minute Theatre
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by Bernadine Evaristo
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Charmayne Jackson, inner-city "sarf-London gal", sets out to conquer Hollywood by any means necessary, in this sassy and wickedly comical take on the hierarchy of colour, told in Bernadine Evaristo's zinav verse. Pretentious? Moi? Hmmmmmm.....
Topics: BBC Radio Drama, Friday Play
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by Georges Simenon
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A mystery that begins with two human teeth found in a bookbinder's furnace coincides with Mme Maigret's visit to the dentist. She soon finds herself entangled in a tale of murder and unscrupulous ambition.
Topics: BBC Radio Drama, Crime Drama
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by Alan Bennett
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Radio adaptation of Bennett's play about George the Third's periods of "madness". The King is losing his mind. Doctors are brought in as his eccentric behaviour becomes more bizarre and erratic, while his son, the Prince Regent, waits - and plots.
Topics: BBC Radio Drama, Factual Drama
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by Cath Staincliffe
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Probate Researchers Dan and Rachel return for a third story. When Gordon Willshaw dies intestate Dan and Rachel's only lead to an heir is through a woman's journal from 1952 written in Kenya. Their investigation leads them to a shocking discovery of the terrible events of the Mau Mau rebellion and their search for an heir unearths long buried secrets.
Topics: BBC Radio Drama, Afternoon Play
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by Michael Wilcox
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Set in an Edwardian boarding school in Berkshire, that was based on the preparatory school that his own family owned and operated, Michael Wilcox’s Lent is a semi-autobiographical account of boyhood and developing sexuality. As it depicts a ‘young boy centre stage in an adult play’, the work is fraught with the preoccupations of a thirteen-year-old adolescent, superimposed within the larger and more mature themes of orphanage and abandonment, societal and financial pressures, and love and...
Topics: BBC Radio Drama, Saturday Night Theatre
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by C S Lewis
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Radio dramatisation, of uncertain date and provenance, of C S Lewis' novel.
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Topic: Radio Drama
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by Katie Hims
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Three, poignant, interlinked but stand alone plays, covering the years 1941, 1979 and 2011 and three generations of women: 1) The Wrong Label:  London, 1941, and Alice knows that to stop your children from being evacuated is to tantamount to siding with Hitler. But something goes horribly wrong, which is to haunt her for the next 70 years; 2) The Year My Mother Went Missing:  It's 1979, and it's not the first time that Ruthie's mother Queenie has gone missing, but usually she leaves a note....
Topics: BBC Radio Drama, Afternoon Play
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by J Meade Falkner
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4 part reading of the 1897 novel. After finding the violin of the title in a hidden compartment in his college rooms, the protagonist, a wealthy young heir, becomes increasingly secretive as well as obsessed by a particular piece of music, which seems to have the power to call up the  ghost  of its previous owner.
Topic: BBC Radio Reading
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by Stephen Sheridan
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In the 1934 California Gubernatorial election, the writer Upton Sinclair stood as the Democrat candidate on a strongly Socialist platform; he had until 1934 been a member of the American Socialist Party. The Hollywood studio bosses united to prevent him being elected and threatened their staff with the sack if they supported Upton, as well as spreading "fake news" about the candidate, in an election which makes the 2016 Presidential election look like a tea party. In this wryly comic...
Topics: BBC Radio Drama, Factual Drama
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by Francis Turnley
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Kate and Patrick move into their newly renovated house but soon discover that its history has a terrifying impact on their present.
Topics: BBC Radio Drama, Horror
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by Cath Staincliffe
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The final outing for brother and sister Probate Researchers Dan and Rachel. Dan and Rachel's search for an heir to Petra Oster's estate leads them to investigate events in 1980's East Berlin. Finding several anomalies in Petra's history, it becomes clear that Petra escaped to Britain in an attempt to erase her past. Will their hunt for her heir reveal the truth?
Topics: BBC Radio Drama, Afternoon Play
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by Roy Apps
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Posh MP's wife Eleanor Prendergast gets up to dodgy scams when her husband is imprisoned.
Topics: BBC Radio Drama, Comedy Drama
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by Danny Brocklehurst
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When Ben Stone travels to Australia to visit his dying father, his elder brother Danny invites him to join the family business there. For Ben, this seems like an offer he can't refuse - a passport to paradise. But his wife Penny isn't convinced by the sales pitch.
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Topics: BBC Radio Drama, Friday Play
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by Marie Belloc Lowndes
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Dramatisation of the classic tale, famously filmed by Hitchcock in 1927 as a silent film. 1888. Mr & Mrs Bunting are lodging house keepers, though they have had no lodgers for 6 weeks. They are saved by the arrival of Mr Sleuth, who agrees to book every room in their house. But London is haunted by a serial killer. Why is Mr Sleuth so interested in the murders - and where does he go in the middle of the night? 
Topics: BBC Radio Drama, Thriller, Saturday Play
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by Dave Lamb
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Meet Dave, a cab driver and loyal fan of Radio 4, and today, as usual, a man in a tight spot. He always tries to do the right thing - which causes him to get into endless trouble. Relations have got strained again with girlfriend Lisa, and his best friend Matt is being even more of a bag of testosterone than normal. A gentle "rom-com".
Topics: BBC Radio Drama, Comedy Drama, Afternoon Play
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by Peter Simpkin
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Forty-four, flat broke, divorced and trying to earn a living as a writer, Roger is asked to ghost the memoirs of an old East End gangster. The money's good but the vibes are bad and the result is very ugly......
Topics: BBC Radio Drama, Crime Thriller, Saturday Night Theatre
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by Marcy Kahan
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The fifth and final series of the Marcy Kahan rom-com drama. Will Bill and Bella finally get it together??
Topics: BBC Radio Drama, Comedy Drama, 15 Minute Theatre
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by Marcy Kahan
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While Bella has been walking across the Sahara, Bill has been humiliating himself.
Topics: BBC Radio Drama, Comedy Drama
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by Simon Passmore
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A city banker is found dead in an opulent apartment. At the funeral, his former girlfriend Helen is unexpectedly questioned about when she last saw him. Did he mention computer files, or give her anything as a keepsake? Helen's suspicions mount as she retraces his last movements. Her discoveries put her in the firing line. A fast-paced, psychological thriller.
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Topics: BBC Radio Drama, Thriller
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by Mark Tuohy
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Two west London milkmen race each other to Bognor Pier in their milk floats to decide which of them wins exclusive rights to their local round.
Topics: BBC Radio Drama, Comedy Drama
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by Jill Hyem
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Returning home from working abroad to look after her sick grandmother, Lizzie meets a pleasant young student on the plane. The two become friends and he visits her in Suffolk - but is there any connection between his interest in her and the nightmares her grandmother has been having?
Topics: BBC Radio Drama, Afternoon Play
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by Susan Hill
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One dark and rainy night, Sir James Monmouth returns to London after years spent travelling alone. Intent on uncovering the secrets of his childhood hero, the mysterious Conrad Vane, he begins to investigate Vane’s life, but he finds himself warned off at every turn. Before long he realises he is being followed too. A pale, thin boy is haunting his every step but every time he tries to confront the boy he disappears. And what of the chilling scream and desperate sobbing only he can hear?  ...
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Topics: BBC Radio Reading, Horror
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by Juliet Ace
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Jason is a typically impecunious student. The prospect of earning £500 for "taking a few pills", in the interests of medical research, is just too good to resist. Unlike others on the drugs trial, the unemployed, the poor etc, Jason knows what he's doing. he consequences however, are devastating...... A commentary on the modern drugs trial industry.
Topics: BBC Radio Drama, Afternoon Play
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by Keith Waterhouse
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Comedy drama based on "The Diary of a Nobody" by George & Weedon Grossmith. The presence of Judi Dench and Michael Williams (aka Mr Dench) guarantees the quality of the production.
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Topics: BBC Radio Drama, Comedy Drama
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by Dylan Ritson
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In 1907, Harry Bensley accepted a wager from J P Morgan that Bensley was to visit 21 countries and 284 towns, in return for which Bensley would receive $100,000. The conditions of the wager were however that: Bensley must wear an iron mask He must not reveal his identity He must push a pram He was allowed to start with no money He was only allowed to raise cash by selling postcards He must make and have accepted a proposal of marriage The play looks at this extraordinary true story.
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Topics: BBC Radio Drama, Factual Drama, Saturday Play
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by Graham White
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In October 1959, Lee Harvey Oswald went to Russia, planning to move there and renounce his US citizenship. This play imagines these events.....
Topics: BBC Radio Drama, Friday Play
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by Martyn Wade
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It is 1961. The novel "Lady Chatterley's Lover" has been declared by the British courts not to be obscene and the solicitors' firm of Green & Green is on its uppers. It desperately needs cash. Then Mr Green has an idea. What if there was a woman called Constance Chatterley? If there was, could he persuade her to sue the publishers for defaming her, making himself enough money in the process to save Green and Green? Then he finds the real Constance Chatterley and the fun...
Topics: BBC Radio Drama, Comedy Drama, Afternoon Play
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by Peter Wolf
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A middle-aged airline pilot faces financial difficulties when he is made redundant. A mysterious job offer could solve his problems, but what does the job entail?
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Topics: BBC Radio Drama, Saturday Play
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by R D Wingfield / Arthur Fefferson
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A body is found at the bottom of the cliffs in the imaginary town of Polford. Who is the man - and why or of what was he so fearful that he ran through a barbed wire fence before apparently falling off the edge of the cliff? By 1982, the BBC had become tired of R D Wingfield's output, the plots becoming increasingly formulaic. When Wingfield penned this rather superior thriller series therefore, his agent submitted it to the BBC under the name of the agent's "new find" Arthur...
Topics: BBC Radio Drama, Thriller
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by Rosalind Erskine
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It's the heady days of 1962, and there's a serious omission from the curriculum of the eminently respectable Bryant House Academy for the daughters of the disgustingly rich. Curiously enough, there's a similar lack at the neighbouring Longcombe School for Young Gentlemen. To remedy this glaring omission, under cover of darkness, the Bryant House gym is transformed into the glorious Passion Flower Hotel, where the lucky Longcombe boys can gather to watch, learn, and-for only a little extra-feel.
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Topics: BBC Radio Drama, Comedy Drama, Saturday Night Theatre
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by Anne Tyler
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30-year-old Barnaby's life has gone off the rails since he was caught robbing neighborhood homes as an adolescent. To the despair of his distant father, his social climbing mother, his chilly ex-wife and his prematurely patriarchal brother, Barnaby now works for a company called Rent-a-Back, doing odd jobs for elderly clients. He also waits, without much hope, for a visitation from the Gaitlin angel, who first suggested to Barnaby's great-grandfather the invention of the wooden  dress form...
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Topic: BBC Radio Reading
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by Philip K Dick
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BBC reading of the classic tale. A woman becomes fixated by a dying apple tree. She eats a small, withered apple from the tree, not realising what it will lead to.
Topic: BBC Radio Reading
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by Nigel Planer
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High up on the wooden scaffolding tower of the Sistine Chapel, two fresco plasterers prepare the ceiling for their boss, Michelangelo, who has not bothered to turn up again. As they do so, they bemoan the uselessness of the great master.
Topics: BBC Radio Drama, Comedy Drama
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by Nevil Shute
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Two part dramatisation of the Nevil Shute cold war novel. It is 1963 and the northern hemisphere has been devastated by a nuclear war that has left humanity north of the Tropic of Capricorn extinct. A deadly nuclear cloud is slowly approaching Australia, where the last US submarine in service, the USS Scorpion under Captain Dwight Towers, has placed itself under Australian command. Everybody knows that is is just a matter of time before the fallout cloud reaches Australia, but (improbably)...
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Topic: BBC Radio DRama
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by Sue Rodwell
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A final five cases for DI Gwen and her mother Joan.
Topics: BBC Radio Drama, Crime Drama
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by Jack Gratus
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George Joseph Smith was hanged in 1915 for the murder of at least three women, all of whom he had married - in all, he contracted seven bigamous marriages - and then drowned in the bath, giving him the name the "brides in the bath" killer. This drama looks at the victim whose death would bring him to justice, the murder in 1914 of Bessie Munday. In reality, it was the death of another woman who brought Smith to Police attention and the drama makes Munday a more significant part of the...
Topics: BBC Radio Drama, Saturday Night Theatre
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by Rod Beacham
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Arch-villain Jack Prince is doing time for purloining jewels. He is desperate to break out of prison. When he meets mad Doc Pargeter , a computer expert, he sees a way through those electronic doors ... Silly, but fun.
Topics: BBC Radio Drama, Comedy Crime Drama, Saturday Night Theatre
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by Anthony Hope
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The writer Anthony Hope is almost wholly remembered for the classic adventure novel "The Prisoner of Zenda" - radio dramatisation uploaded elsewhere here - but it is forgotten that he wrote many other novels, in between his burgeoning legal career as a barrister. This novel - not be confused with the Barbie movie of the same name(!!!) - concerns the attempt by a young English peer to assert his ownership of a remote Greek island, against the will of its picturesque but hot-blooded...
Topics: BBC Radio Drama, Adventure, Saturday Night Theatre
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by Anthony Hope
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The Prisoner of Zenda has been much filmed and much parodied, but is a classic example of Victorian adventure fiction. English aristocrat Rudolph Rasendyll bears a striking resemblance - due to an infidelity on the part of an ancestor - to the about to be crowned king of Ruritania, the dissolute Rudolph V.. Not knowing that he is a "look alike" Rasendyll travels to Ruritania for the new king's coronation. On the day before the coronation, the two men meet. On the morning of his...
Topics: BBC Radio Drama, Saturday Night Theatre, Adventure, Victorian Fiction
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by David & Caroline Stafford
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The judges of a prestigious international book prize bicker among themselves until a policeman announces that terrorists have planted a bomb under the Bank of England which will be detonated unless their own, populist, choice of book is announced as the winner. Now the pressure is really on.
Topics: BBC Radio Drama, Afternoon Play
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by Budd Schulberg
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Dramatisation of the novel, made famous by the 1954 film.
Topics: BBC Radio Drama, Saturday Play
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by Nevil Shute
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Originally broadvast as 6 x 30 min episodes, the BBC have at some time re-broadcast this as 4 x 45 min episodes. A dramatisation of Shute's romantic novel, set during WW2 in Malaya, and then after the war in London and Australia. Not, in my opinion, one of Shute's finest.
Topic: BBC Radio Drama
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by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
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Radio dramatisation of the Sherlock Holmes novel. For those not familiar with the story, Holmes is called in by Scotland Yard to help investigate what appears to be a murder in course of a robbery. Holmes however has been tipped off that Moriarty is involved, thus all cannot be as simple as it appears.  Much of the story is told in retrospect and y the end of the story, Holmes wishes that he had never solved this case......... A later version of the story with Clive Merrison as Holmes can be...
Topics: BBC Radio Drama, Saturday Night Theatre, Sherlock Holmes
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by Steve Chambers
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Series 2 of the delightful, much recommended Victorian nostalgia-fest, set in the 1890s on Nottingham's former Victoria Station.
Topic: BBC Radio Drama
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by William Keenan
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This is the third of William Keenan's thrillers involving the unwilling secret agents Michael and Doris - not to forget Aunt Claire. Michael receives a call from his contact in British intelligence, asking him and Doris to escort a young Woman called Madeleine from London to Vienna. She'll be accompanied by an agent called Wimbledon and they need only get Madeleine safely to her hotel and all will be well. Of course, matters do not turn out so easily. After they arrive in Vienna, both Madeleine...
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Topics: BBC Radio Drama, Thriller, Saturday Night Theatre
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by Andy Merriman & Rod Wickens
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The extraordinary, true story of Walter Tull. Born to a Barbadian father  (himself the son of a slave) and an English mother, he and his brother Edward were sent to a children's home after both parents died. His brother was adopted by a Scottish couple and became one of Britain's first coloured dentists. Tull went on to play professional football, only the third coloured player to do so, but in 1914 he enlisted in the army. In 1917, he was commissioned as an officer and became the first black...
Topics: BBC Radio Drama, Factual Drama
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by Niall Ashdown
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In a gently comic play which can certainly be described as "quirky", Ashdown plays Jim, a man on his way back to London from an accountancy software show in Glasgow. As the journey continues, hold ups are caused by improbable events that even British Rail would find it hard to make up, such as "impala on the line". These delays give him time to look back on his life and be visited by people from his past, such as his old piano teacher, and the girlfriend he did not sleep...
Topics: BBC Radio Drama, Comedy Drama, Afternoon Play
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by Mahesh Dattanit;
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Played out against the backdrop of a hot and bustling Bangalore, a third case for Uma Rao, intrepid sleuth and wife of Superintendent Suresh Rao. And the play's the thing - in this instance a special production of 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' put on to mark India's Independence Day. Things go horribly wrong when Michael Forsyth, the leading actor playing Oberon is kidnapped, only to reappear in time to play his part.  But he disappears again before the end, and is found shot dead in the green...
Topics: BBC Radio Drama, Crime Drama
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by John Taylor
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Six, none too serious tales that Conan Doyle would never have written. Gently entertaining.
Topics: BBC Radio Drama, Crime Drama
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by Philip Barker
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4 years previously, a girl was murdered in a quiet Suffolk village. The police picked up a young man who was convicted of the murder, but now a well known author has decided to investigate. A somewhat plodding script, IMHO.......
Topics: BBC Radio Drama, Crime Drama, Saturday Night Theatre
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by Christopher Reason
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Faced with a political and sexual scandal, an ambitious local councillor finds his marriage and career on the brink of collapse. 
Topics: BBC Radio Drama, Monday Play
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by P D James
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Cordelia Gray has inherited a private detective agency following the suicide of her boss - he was suffering from terminal cancer.  She is approached by academic Sir Ronald Callender to investigate his son's suicide. He had thrown up his degree course at Cambridge, taken a job as a gardener and then hung himself. As she starts to investigate, she comes to suspect he was murdered........
Topics: BBC Radio Drama, Saturday Play
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by John Penn
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A country hotel in 1953. A cast of characters is arranged in a "christie-esque" setting and a two dimensional villain is murdered, after which several guests are poisoned. See how you fare working out the solution.
Topics: BBC Radio Drama, Crime Drama, Saturday Night Theatre
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by Dylan Thomas
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"003 production of Dylan Thomas classic work written for radio. Like Marmite, you'll either love it or hate it......
Topic: BBC Radio Drama
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by Colin Bytheway
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Blondin, the great 19th century tightrope walker crossed Niagra Falls many times, but he is now in old age. Blind in one eye, diabetic and only able to walk with a stick, he takes on a new apprentice "the son of Blondin". But Blondin does not count on violent opposition from both the boy's mother and his own wife. This could be his toughest balancing act yet.
Topics: BBC Radio Drama, Afternoon Play
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by Nick Warburton
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Geoff and his sister travel to Scotland for their mother's funeral, where they meet Janie, their mother's neighbour of 30 years. Janie tells them that their mother's last wish was for all three of them to travel 400 miles south to Winchester, taking with them a mysterious box. What follows is a tortuous journey by bus, train and lorry, and a tale of an embroidered cushion, mistaken parentage & a missing husband. Gently amusing.
Topics: BBC Radio DRama, Afternoon Play
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by Ian Heggie
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Glasgow, 1780. Lawyer Enoch Dalmellington detests the corruption of Glasgow's merchant princes, but can't resist being bought off by them. That's when he's not busy being distracted by his daughter Euphemia, his sceptical housekeeper Widow McKay and her spiritual advisor, the startlingly prescient soothsayer Madam Zapata.
Topics: BBC Radio Drama, Afternoon Play
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by T D Webster
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A middle-aged teacher from Germany begins work at the language school run by war hero Peter Sheridan. His arrival splits opinion in the normally sedate seaside resort. Memories of the war are at the root of the problem. But are they reason enough for murder?
Topics: Saturday Night Theatre, BBC Radio Drama
Radio Programs
by Macolm Stewart
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The Treadgold Collection is one of the finest collections of antique furniture in Britain, but will be sold to an American collector unless the British government comes up with the cash to save it. Private Investigator turned security consultant Galloway Hatch is employed to check on the security of the collection, but then receives a second commission - to kill an unknown man. Hatch soon discovers the killing and the Treadgold Collection are linked, but who is conspiring against whom?
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Topics: BBC Radio Drama, Thriller, Saturday Night Theatre
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by Mike Harris
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Armitage Shanks (for those outside the UK, this is a make of sanitary ware so said individual is full of - well, you get the idea!) works in advertising. When he is called to sit on a jury, he imagines himself in the film 12 Angry Men and decides that, regardless of the evidence, he will vote against his fellow jurors and try to persuade them around to his way of thinking. Only mildly amusing.
Topics: BBC Radio Drama, Comedy Drama, Afternoon Play
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by Christopher Lee
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In November 1603 Sir Walter Ralegh was tried for treason. Was he guilty? Why was he refused a defence lawyer? Was the jury fixed? Ralegh's trial is one of the most bizarre courtroom dramas in British history.
Topics: BBC Radio Drama, Historical Drama, Afternoon Play
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by Mike Parker
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A slyly satirical look at Britain in the 1970s. Life at Hive Nine is all w ork and no play for the bees whose job it is to 'an the hive. Then they hear about Socialism and the power of the unions.  And when deadbeat  Sydney gets the sack....  The late Thora Hurd is wonderful as the terrifying Queen Bee.
Topics: BBC Radio Drama, Comedy Drama, Thirty Minute Theatre
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by Diane Nye
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Two men, one an English academic with a love of American country music, the other an American trucker with a fascination for medieval history, are charged with taking a copy of the Magna Carta across America, stopping to exhibit it at small towns along the way. It should be the trip of a lifetime for both men, but it doesn't end up like that..... Only mildly entertaining.
Topic: BBC Radio Drama
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by Moya O'Shea
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Theo is a very old Teddy Bear. He remembers being bought in Harrods in 1908 by a father to quieten his young son, even though he feels that small boys should not have such toys. When the boy is older, Theo goes with him to the western front in World War One and thereafter passes through many hands, some of whom love him more than others.  Then one day, Theo finds himself in an auction room, where he discovers that he is not only a very rare Steiff teddy bear, but also very valuable. Martin...
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Topic: BBC Radio Drama
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by Amanda Whiting
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Radio adaptation of a new stage play about Ruth Ellis, the last woman to be hanged in the UK.
Topics: BBC Radio Drama, Factual Drama
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by John Creasey
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The second of the two BBC dramatisations of John Creasey "Toff" novels. What is so special about a Sussex farm that three people want to buy it.? So desperate are the buyers that one at least will resort to kidnap or even murder to get their hands on it. The Toff is called in to investigate.
Topics: BBC Radio Drama, Crime Drama
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by John Creasey
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John Creasey was a one man novel factory, writing (according to Wikipedia) over 600 novels under 28 different names.  Upper class detective Richard Rollison    (aka ‘The Toff’)  featured in over 40 novels, though the BBC have only dramatised 2 of these. The Honourable Richard Rollison reluctantly agrees to attend a wedding. Is he the only one that notices something strange about the bride? Murder and blackmail follow with Rollison seeking a first wife, a discovery in the Thames, and him...
Topics: BBC Radio Drama, Crime Drama
Radio Programs
by Leslie Charteries
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Leslie Charteris wrote a number of novels about his suave action man Simon Templar, better known as "The Saint". In the 1960s, these were dramatised for TV, featuring a young actor called Roger Moore (what happened to him??) in the title role. In the 1990s, the BBC sadly stopped after dramatising just 3 of the novels.
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Topic: BBC Radio Drama
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by Brian B Thompson
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Series 2 and the crime fighting duo find themselves moved from Hull to Leeds to continue their bickering, and crime investigation
Topics: BBC Radio Drama, Crime Drama
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by Brian B Thompson
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The fourth and final series for the bickering detectives.
Topics: BBC Radio Drama, Crime Drama
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by Ian Sansom
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It's the day of the first manned mission to Mars and as Commander Carl Ehrlich's twin brother Kevin, the younger by 3 minutes, awaits the final countdown in a local bar it seems the mission just might offer him the perfect means of gaining some long-awaited one-upmanship on his internationally-renowned, hugely successful, ever-so-slightly older brother, due to Einstein's theory of the "twin paradox"........
Topic: BBC Radio Reading
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by Helen Cross
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Rather confused biopic of Amy Johnson, switching constantly between the young Amy in the mid 1920's. Amy Johnson approaching Australia on her record breaking flight, and the search for the missing aviator in 1941. Add in a Swiss lover with an accent that switches between French and German and the listener needs to concentrate.
Topics: BBC Radio Drama, Afternoon Play
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by Jeremy Front
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Charles Paris is once again in need of work and to make things worse he's been kicked out by Frances after inadvertently starting a riot outside her house. Any job will do so when he is offered work in a crime reconstruction programme playing a missing property developer he leaps at the chance. But a missing person case soon turns to murder when severed body parts begin to appear. Television ratings soar as the public tune in to discover every gory detail of the case. The raging egos and...
Topics: BBC Radio Drama, Comedy Crime Drama, Charles Paris
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by William Boyd
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Dramatisation of the William Boyd novel, originally 10 x 15 minutes, now two "omnibus" editions. 1939: Eva, a young Russian woman, is recruited after her brother's death, to work for the British secret service. During this time she falls for her mentor and boss, Lucas Romer. But all is not as it seems as Romer is working as a double agent which ultimately leads to the attempted murder of Eva, alongside the deaths of other agents. The tale is interlinked with the story of Eva's...
Topics: BBC Radio Drama, Thriller
Radio Programs
by Geoffrey Household
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Geoffrey Household's classic thriller, read by Michael Jayston. An un-named man stalks an un-named European leader (clearly Hitler at Berchtesdaden) in the months leading up to WW2. He is caught, tortured and left for dead, but escapes back to England. His adversaries discover that he is still alive and pursue him, forcing him to take to ground. How will he regain his freedom?
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Topic: BBC Radio Reading
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by Lenny Henry
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I am not a fan of Lenny Henry - far too smug in my opinion, and given the laws of libel, I will not pass on what somebody who met him in the course of work told me - but in these two series, Henry writes some comic monologues, mostly for himself, but a few for others. For me, they lack the subtlety and depth of Jenny Eclair's wonderful "Little Lifetimes, but fans of Henry will enjoy these. Incidentally, if you read this Lenny, insisting on describing yourself when reading the credits as...
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Topic: BBC Radio Reading
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by Johnnie Morttimer & Brian Cooke
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The fourth and final series. A fifth series was about to go into production in 1969, when Horne died of a heart attack, while presenting an awards show.
Topic: BBC Radio Comedy
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by Arthur C Clarke
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Two part dramatisation of the Arthur C Clarke novel.
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Topics: BBC Radio Drama, Radio Sci Fi